[Review] Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca


Title: Last Year's Mistake
Author: Gina Ciocca 
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 9th 2015 
Source: e-ARC via Edelweiss

Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke, and everything around her crumbled—including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey's parents decided to move away, she couldn't wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn't ready to let her go...


Now it's senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David's family moves to town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey's second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never truly let him go. And maybe she never wants to.

Told in alternating sections, LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE is a charming and romantic debut about loving, leaving, and letting go.

I received an e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion whatsoever nor was I compensated in any shape or form in exchange for this review.

Last Year's Mistake is about Kelsey who has left behind some memories in her old home that she'd rather forget. However, when her old best friend David moves to her new school, the drama increases and old misunderstandings between David and Kelsey are brought to the surface again, along with some feelings.

This book was fuuuuull of drama between David and Kelsey as well as Kelsey's friends who end up caught in the cross fire of their arguments and general drama. I enjoyed that it was realistic in how things are misunderstood without communication and the whole emotional rollercoaster that high school can be. The novel flashes back and forth between the past and the present, effectively showing a contrast between their current relationship and their past. It also allows us to watch as their relationship in the past crumbles and their relationship in the present, hopefully heals.

David is a really cool guy and I'd definitely take him as one of my book bfs. He's handsome and smart. He's a star baseball player and he cares a lot for his father. He was really sweet to Kelsey and I love their past relationship where they were so close with each other's families that they were all basically one big family.

Kelsey is trying to forget David. She's in love with her new boyfriend Ryan and has amazing new cheerleading friends. She's popular for once in her life and she really enjoys it. She also loves that no one knows the incident that happened in her old home that she was made fun of for. She's smart and so real that I had no trouble at all relating to her and thinking that I would probably be friends with this girl.

Overall, this book is great as a summer read that's full of teenage drama and some laughs as well.

Happy Reading!
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  1. Teen drama in books is a hit or miss for me, so I'm a bit weary... David sounds like such an awesome guy, I can't wait to meet him. I love the idea of the past and the present and the ideas behind it. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Nice review!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. I know what you mean. I generally don't really like to read about teenage drama that much. David is great and I really like him! Thank you so much! :D


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